Developed more than 5000 years back, Ayurveda is considered the world’s first ever holistic healing systems. It originates from the sanskrit words: ‘Ayuh’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. Ayurveda’s definition therefore roughly translates as “the science of longevity” or “the sacred knowledge of life.”

A system of healing unlike any other, Ayurveda offers a unique approach to health care in the form of self-discovery and realising one’s full human potential.

The main focus of Ayurveda is to focus on your life in-between the emotional and physical self.

Ayurveda is all about understanding that healthy is your natural state and that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

Ayurveda’s main goal is to promote good health by harmonising the three factors of a person, not fight disease.

There are few principles that Ayurveda uses to view the universe. These principles allow you to interpret the laws of nature, identifying imbalances, and charting a course through improved well being. Ayurveda also identifies twenty qualities (gunas) that can be used to describe every substance or experience. The gunas are essential to understanding the Ayurvedic principle that like increases like and that opposites balance. It also believes that every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas.

Doshas control how your body works and can be identified in various seasons, climates, landscapes, activities, plants, and animals. Each of them embodies a combination of elements and qualities to create a functional entity—an energetic force of nature.

They are:

  • Vata dosha (space and air): Those who practice Ayurveda believe this is the most powerful of all three doshas. It controls very basic body functions, like how cells divide. It also controls your mind, breathing, blood flow, heart function, and ability to get rid of waste through your intestines.
  • Pitta dosha (fire and water): This energy controls your digestion, metabolism, and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite.
  • Kapha dosha (water and earth): This life force controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system.

Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. But one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function.

Benefits of Ayurveda

  • It reduces stress:

Meditation, yoga, herbal treatments, and breathing exercises are some of the many techniques that can help reduce stress and anxiety. With 80% of all diseases linked to stress, learning how to take an experience of calm into dynamic activity is an integral part of Ayurveda.

  • Weight Loss Or Maintenance:

While weight loss isn’t a main concern, Ayurvedic medicine promotes shedding excess weight by consuming a natural and healthy diet. You need to be aware of the concoction of doshas you are to determine the best nutritional alterations for you.

  • Hormonal Balance:

Ayurveda can help balance hormones naturally, resulting in a healthy menstrual cycle/pregnancy.

  • Minimises Inflammation:

The Ayurvedic method of healing reduces inflammation to regulate the heart system and digestive tract by eliminating waste.

  • Reduce Symptoms of Illness and Disease:

Eating an illness-specific diet, getting sun exposure, and breathing in and out can help the person eat better and treat symptoms of illness. Metals like iron are thought to have healing properties to keep diseases away and reduce the chances of getting sick. It is  potentially beneficial for preventing and treating certain cancers.

  • Cleanses The Body:

In this day and age, we often need to recalibrate our mental and physical settings. As ever-changing beings, it’s important to reflect and clear out what isn’t working for you and your life. This makes room for new things. Ayurvedic medicine promotes internal cleansing for improved health. “Panchakama” is the process of getting rid of food and toxins that interfere with efficient body function.

  • Overall Balance:

The benefit of Ayurveda is that it focuses on individualized treatment and improve the entire body, internally and externally. When someone has emotional stress or health issues, physical activity, nutrition, and spiritual connection can recalibrate your body and promote balance. Ayurveda reminds you that you’re much deeper than your skin. It will continue to remind you that you are more than just muscle and bones, but you are also a spirit which embodies the elements.

  • Help Cure Insomnia

Ayurveda can help induce a restful sleep with simple tips like rubbing jasmine or coconut oil on the scalp or soles of feet, drinking a cup of warm almond milk or chamomile tea, or stating a positive affirmation can effectively help cure insomnia and inspire peaceful sleep.

  • Regulate Bloating:

Practicing Ayurveda can help manage bloating and poor digestion by expelling the buildup of waste.

  • Healthy and Glowing Skin:

Ayurveda has a ton of proven tricks to help keep your skin soft and radiant without spending money. Exercising keeps your joints and muscles toned and helps your body expel toxins through sweat.

  • Prevention

The traditional practice of Ayurveda is used to treat the cause as opposed to the symptom. It is therefore considered to be more preventative in nature than many other forms of medicine.

  • Daily Routine

Learning about Ayurveda can help you establish a dinacharya, or daily routine, to help you feel grounded, stable, and ready to start each day

  • Ayurvedic Diet and Food Combining

Ayurveda has many diet and food combining suggestions to help maximize the agni, or digestive fire. In Ayurveda, as the digestive system is also our detoxification system, when the digestion breaks down, so does the ability to detox. Today, with digestive-compromising stress and environmental toxicity at an all-time high, resetting digestive strength and regular detoxification is more important than ever.

  • Ayurveda for Energy and Vitality

Ayurveda’s approach to energy and vitality is multifaceted, with a special focus on adrenal health. By supporting your adrenals and finding natural sources of energy, you can stay active and doing what you love without experiencing a crash or depleting yourself afterwards.

  • Better health at the cellular level

Research shows that Ayurveda can in fact help on a cellular level. It has been indicated that Ayurveda has the potential to actually regenerate cells, again showing that we have the power to begin healing ourselves of certain ailments simply by the way we treat our bodies and hence improves immunity.

Fun fact!

Today, Ayurvedic medicine is respected by the government of India and is offered in treatment centers and hospitals around the country.

Ease India Travel is proud and honoured to be associated with Vaidyagrama (literally means Medical Village), a dedicated Ayurveda hospital in South India.

Dr. Ramkumar Kutty who heads the hospital belongs to the Kottakkal family from Kerala, one of the oldest families practicing Ayurveda.

We offer our guests discounts between 5-15% for treatments at Vaidyagrama, which is recommended by doctors after due consultation. Minimum treatment period is 14 days.

Treatments offered –

  • Wellness/Rejuvenation Package
  • Geriatric Health Care/Old Age Care Package
  • Weight Loss Package
  • Fertility Package
  • Addiction Care Package

For consultation and more information, please write to [email protected]

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